VITAL DEMONSTRATES ABILITY TO PRODUCE RARE EARTH CONCENTRATE WITH GRADES ABOVE 35% REO

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Vital demonstrates ability to produce high grade rare earth concentrate (>35% REO) from simple mechanical sorting and gravity concentration techniques
  • Ore Sorting via X-Ray Transmission (XRT) via single pass sorting:
    • 36% REO concentrate produced from feed containing 10.5% REO with an REO recovery of 70% from coarse grade feed (8-20mm)
    • Concentrate grades up to 41% REO achieved
    • REO recoveries up to 87% achieved
  • Gravity concentration on fines also produced high grade concentrate:
    • 40% REO concentrate achieved via conventional shaking tables at 80% recovery
  • Optimisation work underway including incorporating multiple pass sorting (cleaning and scavenging) to further increase REO recovery and grade
  • Cracking and leaching test work on this high grade rare earth concentrate underway with results due imminently
  • JORC resource conversion nearing completion with results expected prior to year-end

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